When the assailant is one of us

By Clear Peaceful Mind *trigger warning: sexual assault  Rape. For most women, this is one of the scariest words in any language. When your mother warned, “You could have been murdered, or worse!”, rape was and still is the unspoken “worse.” All over the world, rape is the most common violent crime ever committed – by […]
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Your tongue

By Florence F Khaxas Your tongue likes access to different doors To cages Like identical mountain tops of the Spitzkoppe Your tongue likes Trenches deep in the naked sees, Your tongue loves nature Reaching spots only to be imagined, In this wild jungle we all have ownership Over….individually I love your tongue The wonders it brings […]
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My Identity

By Anelisiwe The 18th of January 2011 brought the death of my dear & loving father. The death of a part of me that I will never get back. Since then I have been a grieving daughter and every decision, action and consequence thereof has been a rendition of this identity. It is who I have […]
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Who in the queer is Lungile

By Lara Gemini Poet “I am the Gemini, I speak melodies IN TONGUES! I am the commander of light, the orchestrator of rhymes! I make…..music.” I am in my mid 20s, not old but vintage and crispy. I’ve been a poet from as long as I could speak sense. I am also a writer and performing […]
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Subjected Sexuality

By Thulie Love I have always wondered what would happen if I was a human being, no gender, no sexuality and no identity. Just a human being who loved other humans and that’s it. I wondered what it would be like if we all had one skin tone, one race and one voice… I end up getting […]
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In My Own

By Qat  They say ‘She is’ Argue ‘Naaah, I think’ She asks ‘Who you be?’ You shrug and stare, As you wait for me to mumble In this secret silence Nothing you can bear! You don’t know me I define ‘me’ best Acting in the light Creating in the dark A passionate lover all year […]
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